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TEA COCKTAILS, Hot and Cold


Long before I ever called myself The Martini Diva I was adding booze to my tea. One of my favorite combinations was Grand Marnier in Good Earth's spiced orange tea. I was also fond of flavored vodkas and rums with flavored teas, both iced and hot.

Homemade Tea Infused Vodka
I've even made tea infused vodkas by simply dropping 6 to 8 tea bags into one bottle of decent vodka. You allow this to steep for about 18 hours, strain through coffee filters (just to get the fine tea dust out) and you're ready to go. If you want Sweet Tea Vodka simply add simple syrup to taste.

You can also add spices, herbs and citrus zest as well as berries and fruits though you'll need to infuse those longer depending on what you've added.

Tea is a great way to add a little creativity to your craft cocktails. You can make a tea infused simple syrup improve your tea and use it as a mixer, either hot as a toddy or mixed cold. There's a world of possibilities considering all the flavored teas out there.

And it's always fun to serve a cocktail in a teacup, that's how my Granny used to have a nip of bourbon in her tea.

TEA COCKTAILS

Chai Tea Martini
Citrus Spiced Hot Toddy
Grandma's Bourbon Hibiscus "Tea"
Hibiscus Heart Fizz
Long Island Iced 'Tini
Panic Button Martini

You can also add a bit of booze to a classic Arnold Palmer:


International Tea Day is December 15th, Iced Tea Day is June 10th, British National Tea Day and National  Tea Day are both April 21st, Nation Hot Tea Day is January 12th and January is National Hot Tea Month.

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